Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, offers a one-year audiology externship. The program provides in-depth clinical knowledge and skills that enable practitioners to provide quality comprehensive audiology care for patients of all ages. Education and training will focus on providing patient care and state-of-the-art clinical audiology services to develop a well-rounded, competent and independent audiologist. Clinical experiences include adult and pediatric diagnostics, vestibular/balance assessment and rehabilitation, cochlear implant evaluation and programming, hearing aid selection, fitting and dispensing, and newborn hearing screening.
Application deadline is October 1, 2017.
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Audiology program. Upon completion of the third year of the Doctor of Audiology program, applicants must be granted a Master's degree in Audiology by their respective university. Candidates must have completed the didactic portion of the degree prior to being admitted to the externship. In addition, the selected candidate must obtain a Minnesota doctoral externship temporary audiology license.
U.S. citizenship or Permanent Immigrant Status is required for admission to the Audiology Externship Program.
Applicants selected must also comply with prevailing institutional policies and procedures regarding immunization, occupational health review and/or physical exam, background study, drug screen and health insurance.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Ability to learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical settings.•Ability to perform the essential functions of the audiology profession and meet the standards of the curriculum with reasonable accommodations, if applicable.•Fluency in written and spoken English. Must demonstrate objective competency in English through the admission interview and may be required to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language or equivalent examination.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
•Adult and pediatric diagnostics•Vestibular/balance assessment and rehabilitation•Cochlear implant assessment and rehabilitation•Hearing aid selection, fitting and counseling•Newborn hearing screening
Primary Practice Setting:
Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Does the externship site provide orientation to relevant clinical policies and procedures?
Does the externship site provide instructions about patient's rights and providing patient education?
Does the externship site provide orientation to quality assessment, quality assurance and quality improvement?
Number of Audiologists at the site:
3 FTE Masters Degree 19 FTE Au.D. 4 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 11 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 3 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Clinical opportunities that will be given to the extern:
Pediatric evaluations: infant/toddler
Pediatric evaluations: school-age
Adult hearing evaluations
Auditory processing evaluations
Evoked potential assessments
Intra-operative monitoring cases
Hearing aids dispensed
Hearing aid selection/fitting
Audiologic rehabilitation (group or individualized)
Cochlear implant evaluations
Cochlear implant rehabilitation
Yes Supervised by Ph.D. consultants; may also participate in Quality Improvement projects
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Continuing education offered throughout the year via in-house conferences. Attendance at 1 national audiology meeting during the externship is a possibility.
Travel to satellite centers required?
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
How frequently will the externship site communicate with the university during the externship?
Communication or other support do expected or required from the university during the externship:
Explanation of grading format and deadlines. Acknowledgement of receipt of feedback and grading reports. Periodic progress queries.
October 1, 2017
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other Online application for admission through Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (MCSHS). Application essayGraduate Records Examination (GRE) scores. Results from other college entrance examinations, such as the Americal College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) are desirable. Summary of clinical practicum hours Non-refundable $50 application fee payable by credit card via the online application.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Complete the application and pay the application fee. Submit required materials. The application is available at the MCSHS website: http://www.mayo.edu/mayo-clinic-school-of-health-sciences/careers/audiology
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is comprised of Mayo Clinic, Saint Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, creating an integrated medical center. These partners form the world’s largest private, not-for-profit medical center, and offer patients virtually every kind of medical treatment, diagnostic tool and nursing expertise. Each year, more than 400,000 patients of all ages and cultural bac...kgrounds from around the world come to Mayo. Mayo Clinic offers an excellent Audiology Externship Program. For information about the Audiology Externship Program, please see the Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) website: http://www.mayo.edu/mshs/careers/audiology